Author Topic: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread  (Read 63341 times)

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #475 on: May 23, 2020, 12:51:31 pm »
With apologies...

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #476 on: May 23, 2020, 01:49:52 pm »
Only took me a couple of seconds to get that.  :)
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #477 on: July 16, 2020, 11:03:31 pm »
In today's Grauniad.

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Timely indicators of Trump's inadequacy? (6,5)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #478 on: July 16, 2020, 11:39:57 pm »
In today's Grauniad.

Quote from: Paul
Timely indicators of Trump's inadequacy? (6,5)

 :thumbsup:
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #479 on: July 17, 2020, 08:20:53 am »
That is brilliant. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #480 on: July 17, 2020, 08:48:58 am »
In today's Grauniad.

Quote from: Paul
Timely indicators of Trump's inadequacy? (6,5)


I would have said ‘hourly indicators’.  :P
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #481 on: July 17, 2020, 08:51:22 am »
In today's Grauniad.

Quote from: Paul
Timely indicators of Trump's inadequacy? (6,5)

 ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #482 on: July 29, 2020, 09:50:50 pm »
Another from the Graun.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #483 on: July 29, 2020, 10:26:47 pm »
Another from the Graun.

Quote from: Vlad
That man's failing, mate — but he's still in office (4,7)
And from the same crossword:
Quote
Big deal, right? Won't work - like government's contact-tracing app. (5-7)
There's no vibrations, but wait.

citoyen

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #484 on: July 30, 2020, 08:15:57 am »
I might quibble about "work" in the second, but both amusing none the less.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #485 on: August 15, 2020, 09:24:06 pm »
The Graun cryptic on Tuesday was chemistry themed, but it also had this:

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I obviously studied at the wrong university.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #486 on: October 22, 2020, 07:27:38 pm »
Not the cryptic crossword, but today's Graun quick crossord had the following words as the solutions to the first 5 across clues (the punctuation is mine):

SOFT JOYSTICK? OUCH! ADULTERY? SOCK IT TO ME!
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #487 on: November 08, 2020, 03:00:38 pm »
About fifty doubly love Trump now (4, 5)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #488 on: February 20, 2021, 06:20:33 pm »
Today's Graun prize crossword is one for Wowbagger  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #489 on: February 22, 2021, 05:32:47 pm »
Today's Graun prize crossword is one for Wowbagger  :thumbsup:

Thanks - I'll have a look but it might take me a while. I haven't attempted a cryptic crossword for some time...
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #490 on: March 05, 2021, 01:29:53 pm »
Just completed this month's Guardian Genius crossword - a most rewarding puzzle and its subsequent connected teaser - not that I knew about such fascinating magic when I started. Only taken 5 days and the clues weren't that hard! Time for a ride now :)

Did need a few gentle hints from the kindly folks at crosswordsolver.org

https://uploads.guim.co.uk/2021/02/27/Genius_213v2.pdf

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #491 on: March 14, 2021, 07:56:54 am »
Today's Graun prize crossword is one for Wowbagger  :thumbsup:

That was utterly beyond me. Either they are getting harder or I am getting more stupid. Possibly both.

The only clues I got were BOARD, BISHOP and GAME.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #492 on: March 14, 2021, 08:30:24 am »
Today's Graun prize crossword is one for Wowbagger  :thumbsup:

That was utterly beyond me. Either they are getting harder or I am getting more stupid. Possibly both.

The only clues I got were BOARD, BISHOP and GAME.

My crossword fu has gone out the window since our first lockdown began last March: I can't sink into them the way I could the last couple of years. Or it could be dementia setting in.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #493 on: March 14, 2021, 10:16:40 am »
We used to have a huddle every day at work to get the Torygraph's cryptic done. I really miss that.
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #494 on: March 14, 2021, 12:09:20 pm »
Today's Graun prize crossword is one for Wowbagger  :thumbsup:

That was utterly beyond me. Either they are getting harder or I am getting more stupid. Possibly both.

The only clues I got were BOARD, BISHOP and GAME.

Those were all part of the chess theme.

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #495 on: April 03, 2021, 08:28:09 pm »
I just had a conversation with my good pal Frank, who was Head Teacher at Temple Sutton Primary School for very many years (our kids went there and I was vice chair of governors for the best part of 10 years). I haven't spoken to him for over a year - we used to meet fairly regularly at a monthly local concert series on Friday evenings, but of course they have gone by the wayside.

We nattered for quite a time and the subject came round to cryptic crosswords. Frank is a great solver, and he told me that when he was 60, his wife paid Araucaria (Rev. John Graham) to compile a crossword specially for Frank. It cost her about £30. Frank's verdict on Araucaria: "He was a lovely man."
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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #496 on: April 04, 2021, 12:33:14 am »
...We nattered for quite a time and the subject came round to cryptic crosswords. Frank is a great solver, and he told me that when he was 60, his wife paid Araucaria (Rev. John Graham) to compile a crossword specially for Frank. It cost her about £30. Frank's verdict on Araucaria: "He was a lovely man."

Aw  :)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #497 on: April 25, 2021, 11:16:27 pm »
From yesterday's Graun: Cycling gear's allure: ride when excited (10)

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Re: The Cryptic Crossword Clue Thread
« Reply #498 on: April 26, 2021, 12:02:52 am »
Bethany (10): “De Gendt” ent got enuff letters!
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